Where to eat and drink
Pick up picnic essentials or reserve a tasting menu experience at Bewildered Pig, which carries a selection of “faux-mage,” or handmade plant-based cheese, and medicinal mushroom cookies made with local candy cap, reishi, lion’s mane, and cordyceps mushrooms, as well as flax and pecans.
Go wine tasting and sample brut rosés and bubblies at Roederer Estate, or enjoy a fun and memorable experience at low-key Toulouse Vineyards. You can also stop in for a sparkling wine brunch and house-made cheeses at Pennyroyal Farm, or walk next door to taste Goldeneye Winery’s bold, fruit-forward wines. Reservations are highly recommended when visiting any winery.
Before cannabis and wine, the region was known for its apple orchards. At Gowan’s Heirloom Ciders, you can taste cider fresh from the orchard while sitting in an adirondack chair in the shade of hundred-year-old apple trees.
Craft beer more your speed? Visit Anderson Valley Brewing Company, the world’s first solar-powered brewery, for a taste of its Boont Amber Ale and award-winning Holy Gose. The dog-friendly, 30-acre beer park also features an 18-hole disc golf course.
Walk amongst giants in Hendy Woods State Park, an 80-acre, ancient redwood grove along the Navarro River. Pay $8 for a day-use pass at the ranger station, and drive to The Discovery trail where the park’s oldest, 300-feet-tall redwood trees form cathedral-like groves that scatter broken sunlight across sparkling spiderwebs and moss-covered tree trunks.